A typed letter on Rickenbacker’s personal letterhead sending birthday wishes to a friend, “Mr. Frank W. Keiser” of Grosse Point Michigan.

Signed at the conclusion “Eddie” in black felt tip pen by Eddie Rickenbacker. Unframed.


The Allied Forces answer to the Red Baron, Rickenbacker studied under Luftbury, he quickly became the best-known World War I fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation. During his lifetime, Rickenbacker worked with many influential civilian and military leaders.

Rickenbacker also participated in the formative years of auto racing as a driver. Before owning and operating the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he participated in some of the first 500-mile races held there. For about a year he headed and was responsible for the track and race.